The conference will be opened by United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, and the program includes so far the two keynote speakers Professor Dale Turner and Associate Professor Kaisa Rautio Helander.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers in order to share experiences, discuss issues, tackle challenges and explore opportunities within the indigenous research field. The scope of the conference embraces disciplines such as: Traditional Craft and Contemporary Design, Indigenous Language, Indigenous Education, Media and Journalism, and Protection and Management of Environmental and Traditional Resources.

Early bird registration will be open November 1st 2017 - May 31st, 2018 (290USD/2300NOK).
Ordinary registration begins June 1st, 2018 (350USD/2800NOK).

Registration fees include 3 lunches, 2 dinners, coffee and cultural events. Accommodation and travel not included. ​

Abstract themes are as follows;

  1. 1.Indigenous Artistic Expressions in a Contemporary Context
  2. Indigenous Knowledge Embedded in Language
  3. Internal Tensions in Indigenous Research and Social Mission
  4. Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being in Education
  5. Protection and Monitoring of Environmental and Traditional Resources

Abstracts should be between 200 to 350 words. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 28 February, 2018.

The conference language is English, but there will be a possibility to give presentations in Russian with English interpretation. The abstracts must be in English. If you are giving your presentation in Russian, please note it clearly in the abstract.

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